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The Lyttelton Restaurant at the Stafford Hotel

The Stafford London, 16-17 St. James's Place, London, SW1A 1NJ +44 2081667831

((((* British
Main course: £25
Food spend: £70
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 21:30
Saturday: 7:30 - 11:00, 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 7:30 - 11:00 , 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 21:30.

excellent food and service in a delightful setting

Matthew Greenburgh 12 April 2016
from London

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Housed in the former private residence of Lord and Lady Lyttelton, The Lyttelton Restaurant blends period regal elegance and seasonal British cuisine. The Stafford HotelLondon is a palatial setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while afternoon tea can be taken in The Lyttelton Lounge.

Bringing skills honed working at 18 Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe, Executive Chef Carlos Martinez offers classic cuisine with modern signature twists. A Mediterranean theme punctuates the menu, and only the finest local ingredients are used. Expect dishes like roasted guinea fowl with Brussels sprouts purée, or baked hake with sprout tops, English bacon and chestnuts.

Set within 3 linked townhouses in well-heeled St. James's, The Stafford London exudes an air of bygone gentility. Featuring an ivory and grey colour palette, rich floral fabrics, unique artwork, and a custom-crafted chandelier, The Lyttelton at The Stafford has been designed to evoke the feeling of dining in a friend's home.

Defining quintessentially British dining, The Stafford London by Kempinski is a leading 5-star hotel in Stafford, London. Green Park Tube Station is a 7-minute walk away.

The Lyttelton Restaurant at the Stafford Hotel

The Stafford London, 16-17 St. James's Place, London, SW1A 1NJ

Contact +44 2075181124
Reservations +44 2081667831

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Customer reviews for The Lyttelton Restaurant at the Stafford Hotel

4.2 ((((* (based on 9 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (5)
  • lunch (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((* by from London

    Enjoyed the afternoon tea but was amazed at the bill. One afternoon tea and three glasses of champagne £90!!!!

  • ((((* by from London st james

    My wife and I went to dinner at Lyttletons after a reception at the US Ambassadors residence. We arrived a little after 8.00pm and were immediately shown to our table by a very attentive maitre d'y. We ordered the mushroom risotto followed by the sea bream washed down with a glass of house claret. The risotto was exceptional and the sea bream was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. I would strongly recommend this restaurant although the atmosphere is a little low key.

  • ((((( by from London

    My friend and I took a visitor from Brisbane to afternoon tea at The Lyttleton Restaurant at The Stafford. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tea (together with a glass of champagne) was superb. The little open sandwiches on rye bread were just right and the scones and cakes absolutely delicious. We couldn't finish the cakes but were given a delightful box to take away. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wanted a special location in London for afternoon tea. The service was excellent and the ambience awesome. I would highly recommend.

  • ((((* by from London

    I booked afternoon tea to celebrate my sister's birthday. We both enjoyed the tea very much and the whole experience. This is my second visit for afternoon tea and I would definitely come again.

  • (((** by from London, UK

    Ho-hum high tea. Food was not bad, not great. Ditto the service. Certainly a shame that a relatively high end place like the Stafford can't do better. We've had much better for lower price in America (Phoenix, AZ, to be precise).

  • ((((( by from London

    excellent food and service in a delightful setting

  • ((((* by from London

    I wet to the Lyttelton restaurant with my partner for lunch. Great good, well made and to our tastes. Plenty to chose from. Excellent service from stuff. Lovely atmosphere and setting.

  • ((((( by from Surrey

    The welcoming staff set the evening off to a good start. Then I asked if I could have one of the vegetarian mains as a starter and they obliged immediately - "no problem madam". The food was delicious and presented immaculately. The dessert was, in fact, a work of art and I was loathe to eat it but glad I did - the passionfruit parfait with mint sorbet was scrummy! The service was impeccable and the staff a delight. It is clearly a top end establishment but not once were we intimidated by the luxury surroundings and the obvious wealthy patrons. It was a fabulous evening and I would highly recommend it. We attended with friends but it would be equally lovely for a romantic meal..

  • ((((* by from Croydon

    I have attended this restaurant before December last year for xmas dining and I must say it was fabulous as the portions were very generous as I had xmas dinner with all the trimmings. This time I had the set menu three course which was tasty and very presentable on the eye not as generous as the xmas menu but very good. My only disappointment was where I sat as it was right by the kitchen or area where you could see and hear the meals being brought out but other than that I would certainly go back but ask to be seated else where

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